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Telangana appoints its First Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayukta

The State Government of Telangana has appointed the Former judge of Andhra Pradesh High Court, Justice C.V Ramulu as the first anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokayukta of the state after Governor of Telangana, Tamilsai Sounderarajan accepted the recommendation of the name by the Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao headed the committee. Based on the recommendations of the ..

Coastal Regulation Zone

The Bombay High Court has set aside the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance which was granted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the construction of coastal road project and ordered for a fresh environmental impact assessment (EIA) to be performed. Why was the exemption removed? As per local activists, it was believed that the ..

Arjan Kumar Sikr appointed as an International Judge of Singapore International Commercial Court

Justice Arjan Kumar Sikr, an eminent jurist and a former judge of the Supreme Court of India (SCI), has been appointed as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). He will assume charge as an international judge with effect from August 1 & his term will expire on January 4, 2021. . ..

Parole: Explained

Parole is a system of conditional release of a prisoner for a set period of time subject to behaviour and requires periodic reporting to the authorities. How Parole is different from furlough? Furlough is given in case of long-term imprisonment. A prisoner is entitled to be released on furlough for 14 days in a year. ..

Right to Liberty not Negotiable: Supreme Court

Ordering the release of the freelance journalist, the Supreme Court said that fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India and in particular Articles 19 and 21 are non-negotiable. What was the Case before SC? A Freelance journalist by name Prashant Kanojia was arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi ..

Delhi High Court Observations on Sting Operation

Sting operation can be defined as a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. It involves orchestrating an operation against an individual or a group committing illegal acts, gang activities or takedown of an entire multi-national criminal enterprise. Observations made by the Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court has made the ..

Section 66A of IT Act of 2000 scraped to avoid people being prosecuted

The Supreme Court has recently directed all state governments to sensitize their police personnel about scrapped Section 66A of Information Technology Act of 2000 so that people are not unnecessarily arrested under the provision. The Supreme court has also asked all the high courts to send the copy of the verdict to all the trial ..

The circuit bench of Calcutta High Court to be set up in Jalpaiguri district

The Union Cabinet has recently approved the establishment of Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court at Jalpaiguri. Te proposed bench will have jurisdiction over four districts namely Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar. The decision comes in the backdrop of the decision of the Calcutta High Court Full Court Meeting in 1988. The Union cabinet ..